Cuneiform is regarded as one of the earliest systems of human writing and encoding of information. It was common during the Sumerian period in the fourth millennium BC.
A blunt reed was used to stamp words and letters into small pieces of clay. The content of the tablets ranged from financial data to epic adventures.
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I used a GAN (General Adversarial Network) for this project: to learn cuneiform, it abstracts pixel-data of the items in the tablet-corpus. After that it is able to generate new tablets on its own.
The cuneiform-GAN maps out the collective unconscious of the Sumerian civilization 4000 years ago. This is a form of AI-driven memory, a hyperspace archeology.
tools/sources: DCGAN (trained on cuneiform), c4d/arnold renders, laser-etching, processing